DEVASTATION on Ramsay Street as THIS Neighbours favourite announces their EXIT


It's the end of the line for Shaun Watkins...

There is a shock heading for Elly Conway in today's Neighbours when Shaun Watkins reveals he is leaving Ramsay Street.

Neighbours fans were left stunned when Shaun walked back into Elly's life earlier this month, with everyone believing he had been killed in an avalanche in Switzerland.

Neighbours, Shaun Watkins

Shaun was stranded in a hut in the wilderness after the avalanche in Switzerland (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

But thankfully he timed his return to perfection when he caught his scheming mother, Claudia, at the airport, trying to escape the country with her granddaughter, Aster.

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Thankfully Shaun managed to convince his mum to give herself up to the police, meaning Elly was released from jail and reunited with her daughter.

But nothing could prepare her for the fact Shaun was alive and well and back in Erinsborough.

Neighbours, Elly Conway

Elly is stunned when Shaun drops the bombshell that he is leaving today (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

Viewers will remember that Shaun and Elly shared a kiss before he departed for Switzerland, only for their romance to come to a tragic end when Shaun got caught in a hiking disaster.

Pregnant Elly went on to have their daughter alone, instead becoming close to Shaun's evil brother Finn Kelly.

Shaun struggles to cope

However, now Shaun is back and he is forced to get his head around the fact his brother is not only dead, but also a murderer.

Neighbours, Shaun Watkins

Can Elly persuade Shaun to stay in Erinsborough? (Picture: Channel 5) (Image credit: Channel 5)

But while there might be hope that Shaun and Elly could pick up where they left off and be a family with Aster, it seems Shaun has other ideas today.

Shaun's bombshell...

Struggling with the enormity of what Finn did, Shaun isn't coping well with being back in Ramsay Street and drops the bombshell on Elly that he needs to leave.

But Elly is devastated at the thought of him going - even when Shaun tells her that he needs time away from Erinsborough to grieve for his lost family.

Is this the end for the pair? Have they missed their chance for a happy ever after?

Neighbours airs weekdays at 1.45pm and 5.30pm on Channel 5

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

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